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Old 09-13-2011, 03:59 PM
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I've taken some epic trips, I'm just not the kind of person who has to post every damned thing he does on the internet for everyone to see. I used to share on the internet, but these days it seems like a big dick-waving contest (think ExPo).

Plus, I think it really detracts from the trips when you're constantly trying to get the most badass picture possible to showoff when you get home. And that's not exclusive to Rover trips; I have friends who couldn't tell you what the the color of the snow was on backcountry ski trips because they spent the whole time fucking with a camera.
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.....I am not a Discoweb old-timer by any sense. I joined in 2005 and I'm definitely a part of the Moron Horde. Back then, my D90 had a lot of issues and I was totally rookied-out when it came to mechanicals, driving skills, gear, etc. I feel fortunate that I got a lot of tough DWeb love from people like Jack Quinlan, Marc Olivares and the Rupp brothers. Me and my truck have been lit up in many threads here and those threads inspired me to improve my game. I have a long way to go but I'm grateful that I finally have a truck and some baseline skills that can get me through an extended trip to a place like Southern Utah....
I'm right next to Chris on this. I'm still learning and hope to continue the process. The tough love from Dweb is worth it. If you take advantage of it, it'll help you through rookie mistakes and misconceptions.

I'm still working on unfucking my truck, both mechanically and aesthetically. It will probably take longer than I'd prefer. I hope that I never lose the desire to pack up and head out west, or even strike out on a multiday trip on forest service roads across north Georgia.

If my truck ever gets to the point where I can't trust it to get me out and back then I should just get an Accord and stay at the KOA. Then I'll reminisce about the trips to the remote places as I look at my automotive appliance sitting on a paved driveway.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:12 PM
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Think Hole In The Rock driven by a group of people from NY and MD to CA, with some flying in from overseas.
I was on that trip, and some of the other 'epic' ones. Not sure what was so epic about it though, there really isn't a way around driving 2,100 miles to get to Utah if you live in New Jersey. There were plenty of trips to the Pine Barrens in those days too, they just weren't publicized as much.

There hasn't been a trip with the group that went on those trips for quite a few years now, the main reason being $4/gallon, people's lives evolve and the current economic climate.

I would love to do another Moab trip, but for a number of reasons I don't see it happening anytime soon.
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okay, make it Dusy Ershim driven by an East-Coaster.
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Matt, this thread wasn't intended to be a slight to anybody here, you included.
I thought I had caught a whiff of ExPo adventurist tactical elitist douchebaggary abound.

I just can't help but get pissed off when people pull that shit.

The kind of statements that just wreak Im better than you.

Anyways, we're good. I guess I over-reacted. I've been doing that a lot lately.
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I'm right next to Chris on this. I'm still learning and hope to continue the process. The tough love from Dweb is worth it. If you take advantage of it, it'll help you through rookie mistakes and misconceptions.

I'm still working on unfucking my truck, both mechanically and aesthetically. It will probably take longer than I'd prefer. I hope that I never lose the desire to pack up and head out west, or even strike out on a multiday trip on forest service roads across north Georgia.

If my truck ever gets to the point where I can't trust it to get me out and back then I should just get an Accord and stay at the KOA. Then I'll reminisce about the trips to the remote places as I look at my automotive appliance sitting on a paved driveway.
Well said, Stu. I'm absolutely a noob still, and happy to have access to a community like this that will smack me upside the head when I'm being a moron and tell me the right way to do something rather than watch me fail. I made it through a head-gasket repair because of you guys, not to mention a whole host of other little things. When I really get down to it, I've learned a lot since buying a rover and posting on D-Web, and still, I know I've only just begun. This is the tip of the iceberg.

I have wheeled in OHV parks to learn the limitations and capabilities of my truck, as well as myself - there's a good safety net of other vehicles there. I've also wheeled in Joshua Tree, near Idyllwild, in the CA, AZ, and NV deserts on BLM land (on established trails), in VA with some of you guys, went to a ROAV event just to check it out, and enjoyed the hell out of The Wilds, in spite of losing an argument with a tree that one night. I consider myself a conservationist, and always do my best to clean up after the litterbugs on the trail (not that there was any to pick up in The Wilds). I have plenty to learn about nature and conservation as well, and I've been pleasantly surprised by what I've learned from you guys in that respect in the past - I hope it continues.

Anyhow, I know us "new-guard moron hordes" don't hold a candle to what the old guard knew and accomplished. ...but we're working on it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:29 PM
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almost got the posse together for a greatest hits of the colorado platue at the end of September, but my work changed my schedule and I took a week off to go backpacking instead.

I had epic constipation for a few days cause I at a 1lb bag of jerky in an afternoon, then I ate 6 oatmeal clif bars and solved the problem.

I think after enough epic trips they can be come rather routine. You need to look for bigger better adventures. Garrett discovered dark skinned ladies and next thing I know he stops telling me that he loves me when he hangs up the phone. Times change and people change like Kennith said.
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I think after enough epic trips they can be come rather routine. You need to look for bigger better adventures.
yeah, and a 3000-mile trip in the CONUS doesn't look epic anymore.
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yeah, and a 3000-mile trip in the CONUS doesn't look epic anymore.
Hey, good point - does my cross-country move hauling a trailer and doing a fuel-pump swap on the side of the road in rural Mississippi count as epic?
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:50 PM
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okay, make it Dusy Ershim driven by an East-Coaster.
Been there, done that, too. And we did Rubicon on the same trip... Drove all the way from NJ. There and back again...
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:54 PM
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almost got the posse together for a greatest hits of the colorado platue at the end of September, but my work changed my schedule and I took a week off to go backpacking instead.

I had epic constipation for a few days cause I at a 1lb bag of jerky in an afternoon, then I ate 6 oatmeal clif bars and solved the problem.

I think after enough epic trips they can be come rather routine. You need to look for bigger better adventures. Garrett discovered dark skinned ladies and next thing I know he stops telling me that he loves me when he hangs up the phone. Times change and people change like Kennith said.

A lb. of jerky in one setting? I'm sure that the term holy shit was quite fitting.

Damn, I bet that thing felt like it was coming out sideways.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:57 PM
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Hey, good point - does my cross-country move hauling a trailer and doing a fuel-pump swap on the side of the road in rural Mississippi count as epic?
I would classify that as epic. That's up there with sleeping in the Rover at the side of some road in Arizona, waking up the next day and discover a 'Federal Prison Area - Do not pick up hitchikers' sign 1/4 mile down the road, or accidentally crashing (literally) the Burning Man festival in Blackrock Desert in the middle of the night.
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Hey, good point - does my cross-country move hauling a trailer and doing a fuel-pump swap on the side of the road in rural Mississippi count as epic?
Not sure if a fuel-pump swap in Yuma in July is better...
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Been there, done that, too. And we did Rubicon on the same trip... Drove all the way from NJ. There and back again...
That's the trip I was talking about. Was that epic enough?
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:05 PM
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That's the trip I was talking about. Was that epic enough?
It was a great trip, yeah. So were Hole in the Rock and the Moab trips.
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Hey, good point - does my cross-country move hauling a trailer and doing a fuel-pump swap on the side of the road in rural Mississippi count as epic?
Only if you stay in a hotel without hot water.

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I would classify that as epic. That's up there with sleeping in the Rover at the side of some road in Arizona, waking up the next day and discover a 'Federal Prison Area - Do not pick up hitchikers' sign 1/4 mile down the road, or accidentally crashing (literally) the Burning Man festival in Blackrock Desert in the middle of the night.
There are a lot of crazy places in the world, but people don't think about what we have in our own backyard.

The US is epic. 3,000 miles through swamps, hills, endless plains, mountains, deserts, and a beach at either end is a trip that's difficult to find anywhere else.

This may be a developed nation, and it may be fairly difficult to get yourself killed, but that's not the point. If you are having that kind of fun, it's a great wheeling trip. It doesn't have to be a foreign adventure. Although, some places I've been in the States have seemed pretty damned foreign...

You don't even have to take your Rover off road to have a blast from coast to coast. Just think back to that cultural mandate that is the American road trip. How many movies have been made about those things?

You can get yourself into so much trouble in the US, it's just outstanding.

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Only if Burt Reynolds and Ned Beaty show up, and dueling banjos start playing in the background...
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There are a lot of crazy places in the world, but people don't think about what we have in our own backyard.

The US is epic. 3,000 miles through swamps, hills, endless plains, mountains, deserts, and a beach at either end is a trip that's difficult to find anywhere else.

This may be a developed nation, and it may be fairly difficult to get yourself killed, but that's not the point. If you are having that kind of fun, it's a great wheeling trip. It doesn't have to be a foreign adventure. Although, some places I've been in the States have seemed pretty damned foreign...

You don't even have to take your Rover off road to have a blast from coast to coast. Just think back to that cultural mandate that is the American road trip. How many movies have been made about those things?

You can get yourself into so much trouble in the US, it's just outstanding.

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thank you.
I think I have my lifetime full of epic trips.
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There are a lot of crazy places in the world, but people don't think about what we have in our own backyard.

The US is epic. 3,000 miles through swamps, hills, endless plains, mountains, deserts, and a beach at either end is a trip that's difficult to find anywhere else.

This may be a developed nation, and it may be fairly difficult to get yourself killed, but that's not the point. If you are having that kind of fun, it's a great wheeling trip. It doesn't have to be a foreign adventure. Although, some places I've been in the States have seemed pretty damned foreign...

You don't even have to take your Rover off road to have a blast from coast to coast. Just think back to that cultural mandate that is the American road trip. How many movies have been made about those things?

You can get yourself into so much trouble in the US, it's just outstanding.

Cheers,

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I agree 100%. I love road trips. I have taken a couple of coast to coast trips with just me and the wife, too. On those, we never went offroad, and drove her Freelander - because it gets better mileage than my Disco, and it is a good road car. Those were great trips, too. When you fly from NYC to LA, you never get to see all the good stuff in between. A road trip is the best way I know to explore this great country.
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Agreed!

I drove from NC-WA with two girl friends after our college graduation. One friend was moving back home to coastal WA so we took her old Blazer packed full (and on the roof!) of just about everything she owned. We took two weeks and stopped to see friends/family and just about every national park and forest we could find along the way. Stayed an extra couple of days in Rapid City, SD because she got sick. Then stayed a few days in Great Falls, MT so we could spend some time exploring Glacier NP. We saw Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, the Tetons, the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Custer SP, Glacier, Coeur d'alene, Mt. St. Helens, Pipestone, etc etc. It was an awesome adventure and even though we did it as cheaply as we could (hello Motel 6) it was the trip of a lifetime. We didn't camp or go off-road really but we did have time to hike and explore quite a few areas.

After staying a few days with her parents we went up to Seattle for a day before flying home. I had the cheapest ticket ever that took me from Seattle to Oakland to Albuquerque to Baltimore to Raleigh!!

I'll say it was epic, even though it didn't involve a Land Rover!
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Flying across country to pick up a Rover I've never seen in person to drive across country. Only knowing what the ebay ad said and that something may be wrong with the transfercase. And the Rover sat for three months in a storage lot before I picked it up. Only off-roading was when I slid off the road in icy conditions in PA.
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I have only done one truely "epic" trip Scotland to Cape Town in an ex MOD diesel 109 and yes I did have a roof top tent (sort of)
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Northern California Land Rover Club is running the Rubicon starting tomorrow and it has become an annual event.
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My RR P38A owned since 1998 now has 160K and is frequently used for 3 or 4 day trips on a regular basis, including the NR's (cancelled this year when my VC locked up the weekend before in Mojave)

http://www.discoweb.org/forums/showthread.php?t=34136

Don't do trip reports, but have taken lots of photos
http://s270.photobucket.com/albums/j...20Photographs/

The whole point for me is having a vehicle that I trust (as much as any LR ). Can carry 3 people plus a dog and cover long distances in relative comfort (Colorado, Baja, Arizona, Utah, Washington and Oregon) and is capable of doing all but the most technical trails, and getting me home
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I have only done one truely "epic" trip Scotland to Cape Town in an ex MOD diesel 109 and yes I did have a roof top tent (sort of)
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Northern California Land Rover Club is running the Rubicon starting tomorrow and it has become an annual event.
http://nclrclub.org/forum/content.php


My RR P38A owned since 1998 now has 160K and is frequently used for 3 or 4 day trips on a regular basis, including the NR's (cancelled this year when my VC locked up the weekend before in Mojave)

http://www.discoweb.org/forums/showthread.php?t=34136

Don't do trip reports, but have taken lots of photos
http://s270.photobucket.com/albums/j...20Photographs/

The whole point for me is having a vehicle that I trust (as much as any LR ). Can carry 3 people plus a dog and cover long distances in relative comfort (Colorado, Baja, Arizona, Utah, Washington and Oregon) and is capable of doing all but the most technical trails, and getting me home
Nice, man! Great pics and awesome adventures.

Say, I seem to recognize a pic of that Camel Trophy 110... You wouldn't happen to be Steve from British Car Service in Inglewood, would you?
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